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How Far is The Moon from Earth?

The distance of The Moon from Earth is currently 401,524 kilometers, equivalent to 0.002684 Astronomical Units. Light takes 1.3393 seconds to travel from The Moon and arrive to us.

401,524
0.002684
1.3393 seconds

The following chart shows the distance of The Moon from Earth as a function of time. In the chart the distance data is measured in Astronomical Units and sampled with an interval of 1 day.

Distance of The Moon from Earth between January 1900 and January 2100

The value of the reported distance might be somewhat inaccurate around the times of closest approach for objects passing extremely close to Earth.

Closest approach of The Moon to Earth

Between January 1900 and January 2100 the closest approach of The Moon to Earth happens on Wed Jan 15 1930 at a distance of 0.00238236 Astronomical Units, or 356,396 kilometers:

Wed Jan 15 1930
356,396
0.002382

NOTE: values for the closest approach are computed with a sampling interval of 1 day.

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